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    Default Eddy Merckx in NYC

    If anyone in the New York area wants a chance to meet Eddy, he'll be at Stricktly Bicycles (a great shop) in Fort Lee on Sunday from 11:00 - 1:30 while he's in town accepting a lifetime achievement award from the Belgian-American Chamber of Commerce, Saturday night.

    Stricktly Bicycles
    347 Hudson Terrace , Fort Lee, NJ 07024

    http://twitter.com/strictlybikes

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    cool!

    should i ask him who had the worst livery?

    strictly bikes is a great shop, i might add.

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    they do a great job at strictly.
    lot of cool stuff in there.
    lot.

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    I think I'm gonna make the trip across the GWB for this.

    I had other plans for sunday, but I really would like to get a photo with Eddy.
    Fights begin, finger prints are took, days is lost, bail is made, court dates are ignored, cycle is repeated.

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    thas--i might be there too, either coming back or going out (depending on morning schedule). will be wearing a white, black & red "simple green" kit.

    something tells me the place will be mobbed...

    Quote Originally Posted by ThasFACE View Post
    I think I'm gonna make the trip across the GWB for this.

    I had other plans for sunday, but I really would like to get a photo with Eddy.

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    Fort Lee is in New Jersey.

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    For those that don't know, it's on the other side of the George Washington Bridge--right on the main (the only, for all practical purposes) thoroughfare for every cyclist exiting NYC and going onto Route 9W. On any given weekend with good weather there are hundreds, if not thousands, of cyclists going up & down that road passing the shop. It's a great shop, very nice inside, super friendly staff.

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    Default Thank You 54ny...

    New Yorkers...Saddle up, and meet the MAN.

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    Fuck me!

    I never thought I'd get the chance to say 'Thank God for the Belgian American Chamber of Commerce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Jays View Post
    Fort Lee is in New Jersey.
    spelling correction.
    its new joisy

    moderator note. be more careful in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveP View Post
    spelling correction.
    its new joisy

    moderator note. be more careful in the future.
    You missed "Fart Lee."

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    Hmmm...USGP Mercer, Eddy...USGP, Eddy...

    I wonder if I hit this early enough I can still make it down in time for the men's elite race?

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    Eddie! I need to time my ride appropriately.

    Cycling royalty has been passing through NYC lately for sure, with Lance, Greg and now Eddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 54ny77 View Post
    thas--i might be there too, either coming back or going out (depending on morning schedule). will be wearing a white, black & red "simple green" kit.

    something tells me the place will be mobbed...
    No doubt you speak the truth. Hopefully the throngs of triathletes who are usually out on 9w aren't aware of who Eddy Merckx is and will skip the event; that would help with numbers a lot.

    But no matter who shows, I'll have to be sure to bring my well-sharpened elbows for the inevitable battle for a good spot in line.
    Fights begin, finger prints are took, days is lost, bail is made, court dates are ignored, cycle is repeated.

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    Did anybody go?

    I missed him when heading out (he wasn't there yet) and coming back (he had already left). Heard the turnout was good and the guy was actually out riding 9W with a group. If so, how cool is that? Pretty cool.

    Hey Thas if you ever want to do a spin in the Park or beyond, shoot me a PM. I'm out there in the Park a couple days a week at pre-dawn for an hour & half or so. Same for any other NYC VSalon'ers--would be fun to meet up sometime.

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    i was there. as were many fans. bikes got autographed. picture cards were signed. cellphones filled.

    EDDY! was throned inside at a table and plebes were shuttled in one at a time. EDDY! fck, it was great. i'm never a star gazer. i work for the stars in gotham... no big deal... but EDDY!

    i don't think, strike that, i know i have not smiled so hard as i did today in a very long time.
    the man is bigger than life, in scale with his palmeres. and handsome atmo.

    the last 12 miles home i was flying. high as a kite i was.

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    EXCELLENT! good for you, sounds like it was fun. they were cleaning up when i went in there around 4, the party was over.

    i'm bummed i missed it, had to get out and get some miles in before sundown...

    ...oh and during that process i got passed by a guy on a track bike...going UPHILL on river road (i was doing a few repeats)...

    for those not familiar with that hill, it's a ~1.25 mile uphill along the hudson river palisades area with an avg. ~7% gradient. i was chugging along at my usual 8-9mph, and some guy on a track bike literally buzzes by me. i suddenly felt much slower than i already am...

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    I hung around to meet Eddy. My teammate flubbed the picture. Oh well.

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    sweet craig
    a keeper.

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